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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, My name is charlie. I am new to this site, and just recently received my GSD. It was a stroke of luck i actually got her. She just turned a year old. The question i have is would keeping her in a kennel next to my bed be a good idea? She currently sleeps outside. We have another dog who sleeps inside, and that makes me feel bad that my roxy doesnt sleep inside. I already tried to make her sleep with me, but always finds something to play with. Hopefully i posted this in the right place, and I can become more apart of this community. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 02:21 PM
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Yes, bring Roxy in and put the crate next your bed. Good idea definitely!
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Yes, putting her next to your bed is a great idea! GSD's love being by their humans

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My boy sleeps in a crate next to my bed. In fact, every morning when my alarm goes off I snooze it once. He is very quiet during this time. But when the second alarm goes off, I can hear his tail thumping. Then when I drag myself out of bed he 'talks' to me until I let him out - and then out side. I find it so interesting that he knows that the frist alarm is just a pre-warning, and remains quiet until the second alarm goes off.
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My boy sleeps in a crate next to my bed. In fact, every morning when my alarm goes off I snooze it once. He is very quiet during this time. But when the second alarm goes off, I can hear his tail thumping. Then when I drag myself out of bed he 'talks' to me until I let him out - and then out side. I find it so interesting that he knows that the frist alarm is just a pre-warning, and remains quiet until the second alarm goes off.
Hahahhahahhahahaha

I do that all the time with Sinister except I hit the snooze twice! By the time the third one goes off, he's pulling my **** sheets off!

It's cold in the morning without my sheets on me

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That is too funny!

If I don't set the alarm, he'll wait till the sun is just coming up and then he'll start going "ggguuufff". Where it isn't a whine or a bark. Just a quiet "ggguuufff". Like he is saying, "excuse me....excuse me...gotta pee....excuse me..."
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That is too funny!

If I don't set the alarm, he'll wait till the sun is just coming up and then he'll start going "ggguuufff". Where it isn't a whine or a bark. Just a quiet "ggguuufff". Like he is saying, "excuse me....excuse me...gotta pee....excuse me..."
Your hilarious! You give me good laughs, I love it! Too funny

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Welcome to the forum, GSDRook!

Yes, it's definitely a good idea to have your dog sleep in a crate in your bedroom, or just inside at all. Outside, the weather can be not-so-accommodating, and your pup is vulnerable to all sorts of things like wildlife or people bothering or feeding things to your dog. Plus, GSDs are bred to work closely with people, so they want to be around their people ALL THE TIME! They don't do well with isolation at all.

Poke around on the forum, there's a ton of good info, knowledge, and experience!
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Chrono used to sleep in his crate beside me, but now he sleeps in the basement outside of my room. It helps with his separation anxiety when I have to leave him at home alone.

Also his dog farts kept me up all night :/.


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my pups crate was in the living room. it's 60ft maybe
70ft to our bedroom. everything worked out fine.
when my dog was allowed out of his crate at night
he would sleep at the foot of our bed or on my GF's side
of the bed on the floor. many times he would go to his
crate during the night.

my pup would go to his crate for naps or take a bone there
to play with.

this is the first dog i crated. it's one of
the best things i did concerning my dog.

i never leave my dog in our yard unattended.
my dog is a house dog.
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